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Halloween tunes

10.31.2011

This weekend I was driving around Portland listening to my favorite Oregon radio station--K103 FM: Soft Rock Favorites, and they were playing intermittent Halloween music, and I realized I wanted to make a Halloween playlist. A short one--I promise!

The classics should always be there, "Monster Mash" and "Thriller" and "Ghostbusters" and the soundtracks to The Nightmare Before Christmas and Rocky Horror Picture Show. But here are a few others that I listen to year round, but work really well for Halloween!

1. "Where, Oh Werewolf" by Michael J. Nelson, Tom Servo, and Crow T. Robot



From the Werewolf episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (season 9, episode 4). So catchy and clever. I try to use the phrase "Whose story is this, Carol?" as often as possible.

2. "My Body's A Zombie For You" by Dead Man's Bones



Adorably creepy song by Ryan Gosling and the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir.

3. "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" by Meatloaf



The song itself isn't very Halloween-y, but the intro IS. I know verbatim and sometimes repeat it to myself when I'm alone. Creepy.

On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
- Will he offer me his mouth?
Yes.
- Will he offer me his teeth?
Yes.
- Will he offer me his jaws?
Yes.
- Will he offer me his hunger?
Yes.
-Again--will he offer me his hunger?
YES.
-And will he starve without me?
YES.
-And does he love me?
Yes.
-Yes.
On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Yes.
-I bet you say that to all the boys.

I don't know what it means, but I'm OBSESSED.

4. "Little Shop of Horrors" from the film Little Shop of Horrors (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman)



5. "Love Games" by Old Gregg (Noel Fielding) from The Mighty Boosh



Technically this song doesn't exactly have anything to do with Halloween either. But the whole series of The Mighty Boosh is people in creepy, disturbing costumes, so it's perfect for Halloween. Also I saw a guy dressed as Old Gregg on Saturday night.

1 comment:

Allie said...

Have you ever drunk Bailey's out of a shoe?